MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia had six student-athletes, including wrestlers Tyler Bents (Sr., Glenwood, Minn./Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa HS) and Elijah Hunt (Jr., St. Peter, Minn.), named to the Academic All-District Team, as selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA), in the men’s/women’s at-large category.
The other Cobbers recognized were men’s hockey players Jacen Bracko (Sr., Calgary, Alta.) and Cole O’Connell (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.), as well as women’s hockey juniors Ellie Brewer (Nederland, Colo.) and Jerica Friese (Argusville, N.D./Fargo Shanley HS).
To be eligible for Academic All-District recognition, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have played in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition throughout the season.
The at-large category consists of student-athletes who participated in men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s skiing and wrestling.
Academic All-District honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot, which will be released next month.
Bents has a 3.70 GPA while majoring in Business Management. He placed fifth at the Upper Midwest Regional Meet at 157, and finished the year with a 20-9 record that included a pair of Top 5 finishes in multi-team invitationals.
Hunt has a 4.00 GPA. He is a Mathematics Education major and is coming off his best season for the Cobbers. He was a place-winner at the Upper Midwest Regional after finishing in seventh place in the 165-lb weight class.
The CSC Academic All-District team is part of the CSC Academic All-America program. Top student-athletes are nominated for inclusion on the Academic All-District teams by college and university sports information directors. Student-athletes must have a grade-point average above 3.50 (4.0 scale) and have outstanding athletic credentials. The Division III Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CSC with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the Division III Academic All-America team’s program.